What are febrile fits?
Febrile fits denote the convulsions that occur in children in the age group of 6 months to 5 years. By definition febrile fits should not include the convulsions precipitated by infection of the brain tissue or its coverings.
Febrile fits can occur as a one-time episode but sometimes recurrences occur in the specified age group. A febrile fit occurs in relation to the rapid rise in body temperature and is not related to the duration of the fever or the degree of temperature. If the parent has had febrile convulsions the chances of the child having febrile convulsions is around 10% and this is increased if both the parents have had a history of febrile fits.
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